Richest Men in the World!

Mexican businessman Carlos Slim Helú.

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Forbes Rich List for 2011 has been released.  The big surprise from the new Rich List is the new richest billionaire. Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim has become the richest man in the world with a net worth of $74 billion. Bill Gates is in second place with $56 billion, and Warren Buffet is a close third at $50 billion. The Mexican billionaire won’t have all the wealth to himself; he has 6 children to share with. The list consists of 6 high level executives of facebook.  

Here’s the complete list of the top 20 richest people, according to Forbes 2011:

1. Carlos Slim (Mexico) – $74 billion, telecommunications

2. Bill Gates (USA) – $56 billion, Microsoft

3. Warren Buffett (USA) – $50 billion, Berkshire Hathaway

4. Bernard Arnault (France) – $41 billion, LVMH

5. Larry Ellison (USA) – $39.5 billion, Oracle Corp

6. Lakshmi Mittal (India) – $31.1 billion, steel

7. Armancio Ortega (Spain) – $31 billion, retail

8. Eike Batista (Brazil) – $30 billion, mining, oil

9. Mukesh Ambani (India) – $27 billion, petrochemicals, oil and gas

10. Christy Walton (USA) – $26.5 billion, Wal-Mart

11. Li Ka-Shing (China) – $26 billion

12. Karl Albrecht (Germany) – $25.5 billion

13. Stefan Persson (Sweden) – $24.5 billion

14. Vladmir Lisin (Russia) – $24 billion

15. Lilian Bettencourt (France) – $23.5 billion

16. Sheldon Adelson (United States) – $23.3 billion

17. David Thomson (Canada) – $23 billion

18. Charles Koch (United States) – $22 billion

19. David Koch (United States) – $22 billion

20. Jim Walton (United States) – $21.3 billion

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